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Tuna / Mercury / Japan #207703

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1970
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(Studio) New York State U at Binghamton professor Bruce McDuffie urges FDA (Food and Drug Administration) take all tuna off market; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) refuses; McDuffie says high mercury content in swordfish.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Minamata, Japan) Japanese have eaten tuna with high mercury content for years; cats went mad and died after eating fish; fishermen and families got nervous system disease; 70 mercury poisoning victims survive; many bed-ridden; doctors fear birth defects.

(Studio) Fish Minamata people ate weren't tuna.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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